Local Attractions

Soudan Mine Tours

On the Soudan Mine Tours visitors travel 2,341 feet down a mine shaft to the 27th level of the Soudan Underground Mine. in order to experience one of the most unique tours in not just Minnesota, but in the whole nation. (Some might even say the whole world!) You will journey into the mine on authentic, expertly-maintained hoisting equipment, followed by an underground train ride nearly a mile to the Montana stope, the last working area of the mine.

The mine operated for 80 years from 1882-1962 and was gifted to the state of Minnesota to become a new state park in 1965. Tours have been offered safely ever since!

Experience the life of the miner as you travel by cage on authentic, expertly maintained hoisting equipment. Once underground, you’ll board a train and ride nearly a mile to the last and deepest area that was mined. Hear true stories of the miners, innovations and safety improvements, and learn firsthand about the working conditions that made this underground iron mine known as the “Cadillac of Mines.”

Soudan Underground Mine is located in northeastern Minnesota (St. Louis County) just off State Highway 169/1 in Soudan. Follow the signs when you get to Soudan.

Summer mine entrance: 1302 McKinley Park Road

Winter mine entrance: 1379 Stuntz Bay Road

Call 218-753-2245 for more information or visit their website.

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